Cecil De Pauley

William Cecil de Pauley (1893-30 March 1968) was a Church of Ireland bishop and author [1] in the 20th century.[2]

De Pauley was born in Portrush and educated at the Coleraine Academical Institution and Trinity College, Dublin. He was a curate at Enniscorthy and Booterstown[3] before becomingProfessor of Systematic Theology at St. John's College, University of Manitoba in Canada.[4] His next positions were incumbencies at St Peter’s Athlone and St John’s Sligo before becoming Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity College, Toronto from 1932 to 1939 and then the rector of St Matthias’ Dublin.[5] He was Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin from 1950 to 1958[6] before becoming the Bishop of Cashel and Emly, Waterford and Lismore.[7] He was still the diocese's bishop when he died on 30 March 1968.[8]


  1. Amongst others he wrote "Punishment Human and Divine", 1925; "The Divine in Man", 1931; and "The Candle of the Lord", 1937 > British Library website, accessed 26 February 2011
  2. Handbook of British Chronology by Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E; Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996, ISBN 052156350X, 9780521563505
  3. History of Booterstown Parish
  4. Manitoba History Society
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48, Oxford, OUP, 1947
  6. "A New History of Ireland” by Theodore William Moody, F. X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0198217455
  7. The Times, 19 June 1958; pg. 5; Issue 54181; col F, News in Brief
  8. The Times, 1 April 1968; pg. 10; Issue 57215; col F, Rt Rev W. C. de Pauley
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
David Frederick Ruddell Wilson
Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Succeeded by
John Ward Armstrong
Preceded by
Thomas Arnold Harvey
Bishop of Cashel, Emly, Waterford and Lismore
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